Fir Park crowd pays silent tribute to gentleman Bill

Fans pay tribute to Bill Dickie
Fans pay tribute to Bill Dickie

THE FUNERAL of Motherwell vice-chairman Bill Dickie will be held tomorrow (Thursday).

Players and fans paid tribute to the club director with a minute’s silence before Saturday’s game against Inverness Caley Thistle at Fir Park.

His funeral service will be held at St John’s Parish Church in Hamilton today at noon. This will be followed by burial at Airbles Cemetery in Motherwell.

Mr Dickie (82), a former ’Well chairman and president of the SFA, died suddently last week. He is survived by his former wife, Isobel, and children Pamela and Douglas and their families.

Paying tribute to a popular figure in Scottish football, current SFA president Campbell Ogilvie said: “I have many fond memories of working alongside Bill. He was a tremendously passionate and committed administrator of the game.”

Mr Dickie served on the Scottish FA Council for many years and was president from 1993/94 to 1996/97.

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “Bill was one of the game’s true gentlemen. He served Motherwell and Scottish football with distinction over many years.”

On the pitch there was a third defeat in four SPL games for ‘Well and the result allowed Hearts to leapfrog the Fir Park side into third place.

Stuart McCall’s men will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they travel to Dundee United on Saturday.

Full story in January 19 edition of Times & Speaker